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Aug 16, 2011 02:46 PM

What's trending on the food scene in SD..

See anything new and exciting..
I see that the dark eating concept is coming back..did that ever happen here in SD?

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    1. Perhaps another city? One with more than a taco shop on 3 corners out of 4, the burger du jour joint, the best item on a menu isn't braised short ribs or entrees over $20? ;-)

    2. There is (or was?) a dining in the dark experience in the Grant Hotel for a few years. Never been.

      1. Isn't dark dining passe now. I remember seeing it on an episode of Bill Giest on Sunday Morning a couple of years ago. I figured if it showed up on Sunday Morning and I had just heard about it, the trend was over. I mean I first heard about Justin Beiber on Sunday Morning. My pop culture skills are solely lacking.

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        1. re: littlestevie

          I saw that episode too and I also thought it's time had passed.

        2. The idea of dark dining doesn't appeal to me at all. Part of the allure of food is the presentation, which obviously doesn't factor in if you're dining in the dark. Plus just thinking about the practical matters of eating without seeing I could think of a number of issues that could come up. What if you spill your water/wine on the table? What if there's a bug in your food?

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          1. re: mliew

            See, this is a typical glass-half-empty comment from mliew. It's all about fear and anxiety. I look at things from a much healthier point of view- if I like the food, it's much easier to steal from the plate of another. Same as wine- one can drink the wine of another and then blame them for spilling it on the tablecloth.
             <apologies to mliew>

            1. re: Fake Name

              LOL. I can appreciate looking at it from an optimistic point of view :).

              1. re: Fake Name

                Do they put the wine in sippy cups?

                Spill the wine..

                ; )

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  "they poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass"

                  Dig that girl!

                  1. re: Fake Name

                    That song been trending on my drum set..